Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM EDT
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Northeastern University-Charlotte 
101 N. Tryon St., 11th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28246

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Top 10 Technology Trends in Data Privacy

Join Northeastern University–Charlotte and Charlotte International Arbitration Society for a stimulating discussion on key issues affecting data privacy in today's global marketplace. Topics include Deep Fakes, Facial Recognition, The Internet of Things, Police Body-Worn Cameras, Drones, Automated Vehicles, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation, and more.

This exclusive presentation will also address cyber liability law in North Carolina with specialization on Privacy & Information Security.

Featuring Woody Hartzog, Professor of Law and Computer Science at Northeastern University; and Allen O’Rourke, co-chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.

NC State Bar CLE Technology Credit has been requested and is pending for local attorneys.

Charlotte International Arbitration Society

Breakfast sponsored by Charlotte International Arbitration Society.

Program Agenda

8:30-9:00 a.m. - Networking/Breakfast

9:00-10:00 a.m. - Technology Trends in Data Privacy and Q&A

10:00-10:30 a.m. - Cyber Liability Law in N.C. with specialization on Privacy & Information Security (optional add-on for local attorneys)


Woody Hartzog

Professor of Law and Computer Science, Northeastern University School of Law

Professor Hartzog joined the faculty of the School of Law in 2017 and holds a joint appointment with the College of Computer and Information Science, where he teaches privacy and data protection issues. His research focuses on the complex problems that arise when personal information is collected by powerful new technologies, stored and disclosed online.

Professor Hartzog’s work has been published in numerous scholarly publications such as the Yale Law Journal, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review and Michigan Law Review, and popular national publications such as The Guardian, WIRED, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg, New Scientist, Slate, The Atlantic and The Nation. He has testified twice before Congress on data protection issues. His book, Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies (Harvard University Press, 2018), has been called “one of the most important books about privacy in our times.”

Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Hartzog was the Starnes Professor of Law at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He has also served as a visiting professor at Notre Dame Law School and the University of Maine School of Law. Professor Hartzog previously worked as an attorney in private practice and as a trademark attorney for the US Patent and Trademark Office. He also served as a clerk for the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He holds a PhD in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an LLM in intellectual property from the George Washington University Law School and a JD from Samford University.

Allen O'Rourke

Co-chair, Privacy and Cybersecurity Team, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

 Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Allen O’Rourke is currently co-chair of the Privacy and Cybersecurity Team at Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). He leads cyber investigations, helps clients respond to data breaches, and represents clients facing regulatory actions, consumer litigation, and business disputes arising out of cybersecurity incidents. O’Rourke also provides guidance on privacy and data protection, digital advertising and analytics, cybersecurity preparedness, and legal aspects of computer network defense. In addition, O’Rourke is an experienced trial and appellate attorney who represents clients in a broad range of civil and criminal matters. Prior to joining Womble, O’Rourke was a cybercrime prosecutor who helped lead the Cyber Unit at the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, D.C., where he received two Special Achievement Awards for his work to combat cybercrime.

This program is free to attend, but registration is required.